Winging It | My Life After Baby
By Shelly May Roby
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It was author, Kurt Vonnegut who said: “We have to be continually jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.” This is Winging It.
||CleanWinging It: Episode 19: Life in a Straitjacket||Beneath all the labels and stories we tell ourselves, about ourselves, is where I believe, we will find who we truly really are—and this is where we will find true happiness. To me, a straitjacket is a great metaphor that represents human beings...||2/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWinging It: Episode 18: Death, Life's Greatest Teacher||Throughout my life, I've realized that my biggest teacher and companion in life has been death. It's when I ponder my own mortality, that I am most able to gain perspective, wisdom, and inspiration to live more open, more fully, and more alive. I...||1/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWinging It | Episode 17 | Drug of Choice||4/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWinging It: Episode 16: With Love, To My Younger Self||A love letter to my younger self.||3/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWinging It: Episode 15: Life is Messy||On our road trip out to our new home, I started thinking about the idea that life is messy. And, the more I thought about it, the better I felt. Then, I met author Michael A. Singer, and it all started to make sense.||2/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWinging It: Episode 14 | Bit by Bit, Drop by Drop||My family and I are settling into our new digs (new city, new state, new job, new preschool). It's been a lot, but after three months in our new home, we finally feel like we are finding our footing. Bit by bit, drop by drop, we are making it work.||2/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13: Jump||We jumped—and it has turned out to be one of the bigger jumps of my life. I've always been one who is up for the ride, but for this ride I've really had to buckle-up. I have moved a lot in my life, and I’ve changed jobs before, but for some...||1/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWinging It: Episode 12: Small Town vs. Big City||I love big cities and I love small towns. I see the benefits of both. What is best for my son? What is best for my family? What is best for me? I explore this and more in Episode 12—Small Town vs. Big City.||7/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWinging It: Episode 11: Go Live Your Life, Man||Recorded at a local diner, I realize it is not about the search, but about the living.||7/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWinging It: Episode 10: The Magic of a Boring Evening at Home||The backdrop of my life has been muted by the recent world events. I had a planned a different theme for this episode, but after what happened last week in Orlando, my thoughts and heart have been focused only there. At times like these, I recall a...||6/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWinging It: Episode 9: Turn Your Brain Off For Awhile||For me, I know when life gets extremely busy—too busy where my priorities get out of whack—I am the only one to blame. I set my own priorities, and it is my responsibility to protect those priorities. In Episode 9, Turn Your Brain Off For Awhile,...||6/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWinging It: Episode 8: Show Up (Even Without Your Shoes)||Can you imagine learning at two years old, that you have the power within yourself to be happy? I want to teach my son this. In Episode 8, Show Up (Even Without Your Shoes) I revisit balance in my life and how I continue to struggle with what's...||2/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWinging It: Episode 7: Life's Big Questions||I've always been intrigued with the big questions in life. Why are we here? What happens when we die? Do we all have a purpose? In Episode 7, Life's Big Questions, I explore these questions with individuals who have already lived a full life. I also...||1/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWinging It: Episode 6: Suck Less||In this new episode, I try out a new gym daycare for my son for the first time, and ask my sister for her fitness advice. I also dig into why I was constantly hiding throughout my life, and how I am determined to step out for the sake of my son.||1/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWinging It: Episode 5: We are all Winging It||My son has been my greatest teacher. Being his mother has pushed me into myself – all my issues, my unrealized dreams, and upon his arrival, reminded me of all that I was before he came into my life, as if I was looking at myself outside...||12/30/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWinging It: Episode 4: The Awkward Girls' Guide to Playgroups||I’ve always been a bit of an awkward girl. It’s something I’m learning to embrace. With my son getting older, I intellectually understand the need to socialize him. In this new podcast episode, The Awkward Girls’ Guide to...||12/16/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWinging It: Episode 3: Spiritual Cocktail||My time is precious to me. Determining how to spend my moments of time is a stress trigger. I want to fit it all in and yet at the same time, I want the space to take it all in as well. It's tricky like that. In Episode 3, Winging It: Spiritual...||11/16/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWinging It: Episode 2: Finding Balance||Since having my son almost two years ago, finding the balance between him, my husband, my friends, my family, my work, my health, my finances, and my creative projects, has been a bit of a struggle. Once I feel like I have it all down, the next day,...||10/13/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWinging It: Episode 1: Health||It was author, Kurt Vonnegut who said: "We have to be continually jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down." I’m a new mom and I constantly feel like I’m winging it. Winging it with motherhood, winging it with...||10/13/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Almost every mom has been here!
So well put, Shelly! My boys are older than yours but I do remember feeling like I had to light a fire to get myself motivated & going somedays.
I beg to differ w/you saying you've never been athletic & oh Mrs. O & middle school SR Cougar basketball came straight to mind! ;-) Loved hearing voices from the past. Your mom sounds EXACTLY the same!
Encouragement for driven moms
Love this podcast! I relate to everything about the desire to get moving, wake up, do something for myself in the day AND take care of my tiny humans. Shelly's honesty and motivation encourages me.
So much truth!
I had to stifle a chuckle during the intro (haven't we all been there in some way?). Thank you Shelly for sharing your journey, vulnerability, honesty and sense of humor (vital for winging it). I'm really looking forward to more episdoes.